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Working in partnership with

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With thanks to our funders:



Who are we?

HORIZON is a film & media training academy based in the heart of Brighton. Supporting those in an active program of recovery from addiction. People who may also suffer from mental health or social issues and people wanting to improve their well-being through creative film & media.

FREE projects & courses for individuals who want to learn how to live a happy, healthy, creative and sustainable recovery lifestyle with a desire to work towards employment or volunteer work, doing something they LOVE.

Boost you confidence, learn new skills, engage with like minded people and build a future. Learn from peer mentors with lived experiences who can guide you to your ultimate long-term goal.

Delivering workshops, led by media professionals in recovery, such as: photography, film making, creative-writing, storyboarding & editing, we deliver courses to educate, support and creatively inspire.

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to find out more!

Our 2022 FIlm Festival project is being planned! A year-long-rolling program for crew members to come and be part of producing 5 inspirational films across the year. Culminating in an end-of-year cinema viewing within the community, with workshops and exciting guest speakers!

A chance to be a REAL crew member, as a part of a filming crew, creating films that will inspire. Learn camera operations, production, sound & lighting, editing, social media and MUCH more!

With thanks to our fantastic funders, Enjoolata!

Partnered by Edit Sweet Ltd, Speak Up! Act Out! and  The Joyful

2022 Film Festival Project

If you are in recovery, want to

improve your well-being, film &

photography skills and build

self-confidence and you have

an interest in media to any level 

- complete novices are welcome -


Then our courses are for you!



07826 949326

The Course


What do we do?

Our team of professionals in their respective creative media-based career teach the basics in the following:

  • Film making

  • Photography

  • Editing film/photography

  • Creative writing​ & Storyboarding

  • Production research and story development

  • Additional social media and marketing training from the Joyful Academy

There will be a chance for each student to have 'hands on' experience with relative equipment such as:

  • Professional film cameras 

  • Leading photography cameras

  • Sound & lighting with boom operations

  • Professional editing software on a laptop based editing suite.

During each session or course, we ensure the following:

  • Wellbeing catch-up

  • One to One development

  • Outdoor/location projects

  • A chance to try every aspect

  • Be part of our steering group

  • The chance to exhibit work collectively in cinema's or art exhibition galleries.

On completion

A certificate and Oscar style trophy is presented at the end of the course upon successful completion in our HAFTA party! In 2022, this will be part of our big Film Festival where the community will be part of the party!

We also provide references upon completion of the course. Then the really exciting things begin in our Beyond Horizon opportunities! Where many students have gone on to study film further.

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Beyond horizon

Several of our students this year went on to further training in film & photography at the Brighton Film School and  some have even gone in to shadow within professional media businesses in Brighton & Hove.

Above all, we want to show that a happy, healthy, sustainable recovery IS possible. With creative outlets, new skills and opportunities and stronger links to the recovery network, we want everyone to flourish in this safe, creative environment. 

Building new found friendships, support one another and find creative outlets whilst enjoying our time, RIGHT HERE. Right now. Together.

Past students displayed their film & photography work at the Brighton Fringe Festival 2019 - in the Unframed Lives exhibition.

We were proudly shortlisted for the 2019 'Visual Arts Award'

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